A leak image of the Google Pixel 3 XL was posted on Twitter recently by user Ice Universe. The image shows the render of a third-party case, which shows both the front and back of the phone. The highlight of this image, however, is that the phone will only be sporting a single rear camera array.
This leaked image coincides with our earlier report of the Google Pixel 3 family; the image in that report showed us that both the the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL would only house a single camera sensor as its main array. On a sidenote, Ice Universe’s tweet also confirms Google’s adoption of the notched display for the Pixel 3 XL.
Google’s choice of sticking to a single camera array for its main camera is something of an oddity, especially since other premium smartphone makers have already gravitated towards dual camera arrays for their flagships (in the case of Huawei, its P20 Pro uses a triple camera array).
Pixel 3XL is still a single camera pic.twitter.com/gw9fZrPPzY
— Ice universe (@UniverseIce) June 18, 2018
However, given how many reviewers have praised the capability of the cameras used in the original Pixel series and current Pixel 2 series, it’s easy to see that Google is still content with a single shooter and isn’t in any rush to slap a second camera sensor on the new Pixel 3 series.